Eagles ‘almost positive’ they left something behind at Lehigh

August 19, 2010 by Zaki  
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The Eagles announced that upon leaving training camp at Lehigh University yesterday, the entire team got that feeling like they left something behind.

“I know I didn’t forget my toothbrush,” Brent Celek reassured himself as he left training camp. “Or did I?”

Team sources said that each player swore up and down that they packed everything but, for some reason, they just know their good belt is sitting right on the floor.

Head coach Andy Reid finally realized twenty minutes into the trip back home that he forgot to pack wide receiver Hank Baskett, but stated that he “could always buy a new one.”

NFL upset by Celek’s unauthorized end zone commercial

November 13, 2009 by Zaki  
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Brent Celek upset the NFL on Sunday by striking a ‘Captain Morgan pose’ after his third quarter touchdown without purchasing the proper time slot to do so.

According to one NFL spokesman, any post-touchdown commercials must be paid for at least five hours before game time, and in Celek’s case, he did not meet the required deadline.

“We obviously have no problem with allowing our players to promote things during games,” said NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. “Nike, Reebok, Under Armour and Wilson, for example, pay a lot of money to have our players promote their products after touchdowns. Celek’s check didn’t clear in time for Sunday’s game, so we weren’t able to sign off on his Captain Morgan’s commercial. He’s a young guy and still has a lot to learn about how we do things in the NFL, so we cut him a little slack this time.”

Reid diversifies pass-heavy offense with new, exciting short pass

October 23, 2009 by Andy  
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Eagles head coach Andy Reid is no stranger to criticism regarding the lack of diversity in his offense, which has a habit of being pass happy at times. Today, Reid announced that he is looking to diversify his pass happy offense, with a new, exciting short pass that he and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhingweg just developed.

“I believe that this new play will add an entirely new wrinkle to our offense,” said Reid, who clearly appeared ecstatic with the Eagles new, innovative play. “I don’t want to get into too many details, such as formation and personnel, but I can tell you we simply spruced up an existing play. Instead of Celek running an option route over the middle with our back swinging out to the flat, we’re going to have our back run the option route and have Celek go into the flat. It should totally confuse the defense.”

Reid would not say which down and distance would be ideal for this new, innovative play, but did say that he plans to work this play into his game plan which typically consists of 350 passes and 1 run.